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Initial Reaction – Umbro UX Accuro 3 With D30 Technology

Umbro Accuro 3 Up Close

If you follow the boot market closely, you will know that Umbro tend to come and go with the seasons, bringing us an inconsistent array of boot options. The current offering includes the UX Accuro 3 Pro, a boot built for control. And honestly, this is a boot that has …

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How Nike Customized The Latest “Speed Freak” Neymar Vapor!

Speed Freak NJR Mercurial Vapor

When it comes to detailing, Nike went all in on the Mercurial Vapor “Speed Freak”, as they looked to create a design that captures the energy of Neymar’s personality. Inspired by his love of motorsport, the design matches the Brazilian’s affinity for speed both on and off the pitch. It …

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New Balance Tekela v2 “Pitch Control” Limited Edition

Introduced in a metallic fade colorway, the limited edition New Balance Tekela v2 ‘Pitch Control’ takes inspiration from a DJ’s ability to “control rhythm and tempo.” We received a pair from NB and wanted to take a closer look at what they are all about. The key piece of the …

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Up Close – New Balance Furon Infinite Dark

Infinite Dark NB Furon v5

New Balance takes the Furon v5 into hyperstealth mode with its latest colorway release, Infinite Dark. Taking inspiration from the galaxy’s black holes, where gravitational pull is so great that light cannot escape, Furon players strive to relentlessly dominate everything around them. We have seen NB go into blackout mode …

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Up Close – Nike Superfly 7 “Stealth Black”

Nike Superfly 7 Stealth Black

As part of the Nike Mercurial Superfly 7 release, Nike dropped a glorious stealth black design intended to satisfy the purist fans out there. It is the version of the boot we currently have in testing, and we wanted to bring you a quick intro while we get the review …

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Up Close – New Balance Tekela v2 Pro

Tekela v2 Released

This weekend, we got our first chance to experience the next generation New Balance Tekela v2 Pro, an upgraded version of the boot designed for players that want to set the tempo. Just like the original Tekela, a soft and thin synthetic microfiber is used through the upper, offering a …

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Up Close – Pantofola d’Oro Del Duca

Pantofola D'oro Del Duca Up Close

What could be better than a pair of Golden Slippers that actually fits inside your budget? The Pantofola d’Oro Del Duca is the latest in Italian craftsmanship, built with all the quality you’d expect from a Pantofola release. Yet the price deviates substantially from the norm, dropping in at a …

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What Makes the Nike Mercurial Vapor “Victory Pack” Look So Unique Up Close?

Nike Vapor 12 Victory Pack

It is a boot you will be seeing a whole lot of at the Women’s World Cup in France over the next few weeks, the Nike Mercurial Vapor “Victory Pack.” Released to market in celebration of the tournament, Nike has for the first time added a unique unisex label to …

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Up Close – Nike PhantomVNM Elite “Fully Charged”

Nike Phantom Venum Fully Charged Pack

Already established as an elite level performance boot, Nike has treated the PhantomVNM to an electrifying new design. A dark stormy color palette with multi-shades of blue creates a dynamic effect, almost like the colors you would expect to see if you were flying through a deadly storm at night. …

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New Balance Furon V5 “Infinite Lite”, Iridescent Soleplate

NB Furon Infinite Lite Soleplate

If there is anything that adds an extra edge to a new colorway release, it is a flashy soleplate! New Balance has dropped a fresh whiteout version in the Furon V5 silo that takes advantage of its traction system with full effect. We have seen the Furon go full whiteout …

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Up Close – Detailing the Nike Mercurial “LVL UP”

Nike LVL UP Superfly Close Up

It is a boot that has got a lot of attention on pitch the last few weeks; the Nike Mercurial Superfly 360 ‘LVL UP’. Released as a boot intended to celebrate 20 years of iconic Nike Mercurial boots and the embodiment of explosive speed through color and design, these are unmistakable! …

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Up Close – Beckham and Zindane’s Gold Predator 19+

Beckham and Zidane Gold Predaot 19+

It is the boot that celebrates two of the most famous Predator wearers of all time; David Beckham and Zinédine Zidane. adidas has added a modern Predator 19+ release to the DB x ZZ limited collection, offering players a more accessible and familiar style boot to choose from. Everything about …

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Up Close – Nike Vapor 360 NJR Silêncio (Shhh)

Vapor NJR Silêncio

There is something extra unique about the latest signature Neymar release, and it is pretty easy to spot exactly what it is! The Nike Vapor NJR “Silêncio” features text graphics right across the upper, with many different sized “SHHH” sending out a specific message from Neymar; he wants to silence …

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Up Close – New Balance 442

NB 442 Profile

If you are going to introduce a new heritage style boot to the market, you have to make sure to give them a classic name. The latest to drop is the New Balance 442. The game has definitely shifted away from what is a traditional 442 formation, but it is …

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